What are the nutritional properties of peanuts?
In 100 grams of roasted peanuts there is an intake of about 598 calories , divided as follows: 75% lipids, 19% proteins and 6% carbohydrates.
In the same quantity there are also:
- 16.13 g of carbohydrates
- 25.80 g of protein
- 49.24 g of lipids
- 8.5 g of fiber (especially insoluble)
- 12.066 mg of vitamin B3 (niacin)
- 0.384 mg of pyridoxine
- 8.33 mg of vitamin E
- 0.135 mg of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- 0.640 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- 240 µg of folate
- 1,767 mg of pantothenic acid
- 705 mg of potassium
- 76 mg of phosphorus
- 168 mg of magnesium
- 92 mg of calcium
- 18 mg of sodium
- 7.2 µg of selenium
- 4.58 mg of iron
- 1.144 mg of copper
- 3.27 mg of zinc
- 1,934 mg of manganese .
They are also rich in phenolic compounds such as p-coumaric acid , resveratrol , biocanin-A and genistein .
When should you not eat peanuts?
There are no known interactions between the consumption of peanuts and the intake of drugs or other substances .
What are the possible benefits of peanuts?
The peanuts are associated with dry nuts, but in truth are legumes .
They are rich in monounsaturated fats , excellent for reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol , and their proteins are rich in high quality amino acids and essential for growth and development.
They have a good antioxidant capacity thanks to the presence of p-coumaric acid (which is recognized to reduce stomach cancer ) and resveratrol (which seems to protect against tumors, viral or fungal infections and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases ).
Antioxidant properties are also recognized for biocanin-A, vitamin E and genistein. The B vitamins, however, act on the proper functioning of the metabolism .
What are the contraindications for peanuts?
Peanut consumption can be the cause of the onset of serious allergic reactions .